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Message 1012177 - Posted: 5 Jul 2010, 14:51:28 UTC - in response to Message 1011214.

ALL OF WHITE AND OF GOLD


All of white and of gold
Are the pinions of my angels;
But Love
Hath pinions changing.


His sweet wings are turn by turn
The colour of purple and roses,
And the crimson sea where uncloses
The kiss of the sun.


The beautiful wings of my angels
Are very slow,
And open closed.


But the agile wings of Love
Are impatient,
And like hearts never rest.


(Julie Detavernier, 2010)


Awesome,Julie!


Thanx Dan! :)
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Message 1013986 - Posted: 9 Jul 2010, 22:46:18 UTC

I have no poetry within me, but I just wanted to say how beautiful the work here is. I shall continue to lurk and to be uplifted by the lovely works of art on this thread. Thank you!

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Message 1014418 - Posted: 10 Jul 2010, 19:23:40 UTC

Where are you,
Spreading your wings?
Where can I follow
Your flight?

Nothing is simple,
But the question,
Somehow,
Never gets asked.

Somehow,
It's never the right time,
The right place,
The right frame of mind.

Somehow I know
That I'll always
Wonder
Where I can follow your flight.


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Message 1016528 - Posted: 17 Jul 2010, 1:45:09 UTC - in response to Message 1014418.

Where are you,
Spreading your wings?
Where can I follow
Your flight?

Nothing is simple,
But the question,
Somehow,
Never gets asked.

Somehow,
It's never the right time,
The right place,
The right frame of mind.

Somehow I know
That I'll always
Wonder
Where I can follow your flight.


CT (2010)

Carola...I like it!
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Message 1017140 - Posted: 18 Jul 2010, 9:32:23 UTC

Ja, ich weiß, woher ich stamme:
Ungesättigt gleich der Flamme
glühe und verzehre ich mich.
Licht wird alles, was ich fasse,
Kohle, alles, was ich lasse
- Flamme bin ich sicherlich.
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Message 1018078 - Posted: 21 Jul 2010, 5:32:08 UTC

"When I Left Indiana"

i was just a kid
but i didn't know it
i was just another
fool out on the make
i thought i knew it all
then i took my graceless fall
left me pickin' up the pieces
headed for the gates

it's been a long time
since i left indiana
been a long time gone
ain't never goin' back
nearly lost my mind
then i left indiana
hard to think about it now
it seems so far away

lived out on the ocean
of a thousand whiskey bottles
the coast of indiana
where the bottles break
i thought i had it covered
later i discovered
a million heartaches later
i was just a waste

it's been a long time
since i left indiana
been a long time gone
ain't never goin' back
nearly lost my mind
then i left indiana
hard to think about it now
it seems so far away

could it be so many years
that live on unforgotten
could it be i'm crazy
for thinking of them now

it's been a long time
since i left indiana
been a long time gone
ain't never goin' back
nearly lost my mind
then i left indiana
hard to think about it now
it seems so far away

(2009 db michel)
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Message 1018118 - Posted: 21 Jul 2010, 12:56:41 UTC

"Not For Me To Say"

you could do so many things
that i won't understand
kick me in the corner
or hold on to my hand
you could be the one i need
or be the one i don't
you could be the one who will
or be the one who won't
all the answers to these questions
will come another day
until the day i finally know
it's not for me to say
not for me to say

you could fill my ears with lies
or tell the gospel truth
you could give me all i need
restore the faith i knew
you could let me understand
the things that i don't see
i may be all or nothing
by the time you're through with me
all the answers to these questions
will come another day
until the day i finally know
it's not for me to say
not for me to say

i don't know...
it's not for me to say
are you here
or are you gone to stay

i could tell you all my dreams
and watch you laugh or cry
you could look into my eyes
and give me truth or lies
i can see so many ways
this crazy thing goes down
you could hang around awhile
or head straight out of town
all the answers to these questions
will come another day
until the day i finally know
it's not for me to say
not for me to say

(2010 db michel)
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Message 1019295 - Posted: 24 Jul 2010, 21:15:52 UTC

This is the good hour when the lamp is lit.
All is calm, and consoling, and dear,
And the silence is such that you could hear
A feather falling in it.


This is the good hour when to my chair my love will flit,
As breeses blow,
As smoke will rise,
Gentle, slow.
He says nothing at first-and I am listening;
I hear all his soul, I surprise
It's gushing and glistening, And I kiss his eyes.


This is the good hour when the lamp is lit.
When hearts will say
How they have loved eachother through the day.


And one says such simple things;
The fruit one from the garden brings;
The flower that one has seen
Opening in mosses green;


And the heart will of a sudden thrill and glow,
Remembering some faded word of love
found in a drawer beneath some cast-off glove
In a letter of a year ago.


Julie Detavernier (2010)
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Message 1019308 - Posted: 24 Jul 2010, 22:09:49 UTC - in response to Message 1019295.

This is the good hour when the lamp is lit.
All is calm, and consoling, and dear,
And the silence is such that you could hear
A feather falling in it.


This is the good hour when to my chair my love will flit,
As breeses blow,
As smoke will rise,
Gentle, slow.
He says nothing at first-and I am listening;
I hear all his soul, I surprise
It's gushing and glistening, And I kiss his eyes.


This is the good hour when the lamp is lit.
When hearts will say
How they have loved eachother through the day.

Julie...that was beautiful!


And one says such simple things;
The fruit one from the garden brings;
The flower that one has seen
Opening in mosses green;


And the heart will of a sudden thrill and glow,
Remembering some faded word of love
found in a drawer beneath some cast-off glove
In a letter of a year ago.


Julie Detavernier (2010)


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Message 1019500 - Posted: 25 Jul 2010, 17:30:30 UTC

Thanx Dan. I must say I really enjoy your poetry too :)
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Message 1019503 - Posted: 25 Jul 2010, 17:35:12 UTC

I can't spin a rhyme no matter how hard I try, but I sure enjoy reading them!

Thank you to all the poets in here. I love reading your work even though I may not comment.
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Message 1020039 - Posted: 27 Jul 2010, 10:02:54 UTC

I wish

I wish
I could touch your soul,
as I touch your mind.

I wish,
you would the the woman
and not the bright light.

I wish
I could have you,
and not this free flight.


Empty

[I fell asleep over this one, only the last few lines survived]

but nothing is emptier
than not sharing
your empty song.

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Message 1020051 - Posted: 27 Jul 2010, 11:11:26 UTC - in response to Message 1020039.

I wish

I wish
I could touch your soul,
as I touch your mind.

I wish,
you would the the woman
and not the bright light.

I wish
I could have you,
and not this free flight.


Empty

[I fell asleep over this one, only the last few lines survived]

but nothing is emptier
than not sharing
your empty song.

CT (2010)


Wonderful, Carola...Well done!...Now i wonder if the last one will ever find completion.
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Message 1020058 - Posted: 27 Jul 2010, 11:21:19 UTC - in response to Message 1020051.

oops typo and too late to edit.

second verse should read:

I wish
you would see the woman
and not the bright light.

Thanks, Daniel.

Since I've been trying the whole morning in vain to recapture the first verses, I'm afraid that's all there is going to be.
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Message 1020184 - Posted: 27 Jul 2010, 22:19:58 UTC

I like it a lot, Carola :)
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Message 1020570 - Posted: 29 Jul 2010, 8:50:36 UTC

I can see
Your hurt
Like the seagull at midnight
Watching the meteors fall

I can feel
Your hurt
Like the oldest glacier
Melting his life to the sun

I can carry
Your hurt
Till the gardens of Eden
Where we've got no hope to return


Eternal me

From the fires of heaven
To the flames of hell
From the blaze of creation
To the cold of the void
I've been here for eternity
I'll still be at the end


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Message 1020614 - Posted: 29 Jul 2010, 15:41:32 UTC - in response to Message 1020570.

I can see
Your hurt
Like the seagull at midnight
Watching the meteors fall

I can feel
Your hurt
Like the oldest glacier
Melting his life to the sun

I can carry
Your hurt
Till the gardens of Eden
Where we've got no hope to return


Eternal me

From the fires of heaven
To the flames of hell
From the blaze of creation
To the cold of the void
I've been here for eternity
I'll still be at the end


CT (2010)

More fine thoughts and feelings captured...Thanks for posting.
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Message 1020633 - Posted: 29 Jul 2010, 17:35:55 UTC - in response to Message 1020614.

More fine thoughts and feelings captured...Thanks for posting.


My pleasure. Glad somebody likes them :)
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Message 1022709 - Posted: 5 Aug 2010, 14:31:56 UTC

"Fadeaway Goodbye"

sometimes the eyes look away
then you try fade away
then you try fade away goodbye
someone who is of no more use
your hide away excuse
your hide away excuse goodbye

you may have needed someone
sometime...
but time passes by so fast
you don't really have to ask
you find you somehow like them less

sometimes the eyes look away
then you try fade away
then you try fade away goodbye
someone who is of no more use
your hide away excuse
your hide away excuse goodbye

you may have been lonely sometime
not now
you know just what to do
just let the lie be true
now it's old once was new

sometimes the eyes look away
then you try fade away
then you try fade away goodbye
someone who is of no more use
your hide away excuse
your hide away excuse goodbye

(2010 db michel)


Just an observation of how people come in and out of other people's lives...It's not usually a sinister thing...But it can be sad if you think too much about it.
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Message 1023177 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 19:08:22 UTC

tying my heart to the emptiness
to the increasing emptiness
no voice to be heard
no breath to be felt
no smile to be seen
only this barren emptiness
tying my heart to the emptiness
the sunshine imagined
the flowers imagined
imagined the sky
tying my heart to the emptiness
to this forsaken emptiness
waiting in nothingness
waiting in sufferance
waiting in song
tying my heart to the emptiness
to the everlasting emptiness
of the world
without you


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